Steve Davies' four tips for Saturday's Premier League matches form a 17/1 accumulator.
Man City win & Over 3.5 goals @ 7/8
Everton v Brighton: Both Teams to Score @ 1/2
Wolves to win @ 1/1
Man City v Bournemouth (15:00)
The champions turned on the style at Old Trafford last week, easing to a 3-0 win against Manchester United.
And no side will be more apprehensive than Bournemouth, the next team in Pep Guardiola’s sights and owners of a dismal record against City.
Twelve times these two teams have met in the last six Premier League seasons – and City have won the lot.
Eight of those 12 have been won in matches featuring at least four goals which backs up a bet on City and Over 3.5 goals.
Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five away games this season and last week’s 2-1 success over Burnley – their first in the league – does not paper over many cracks.
Everton v Brighton (15:00)
There are always goals when Brighton play – at both ends – which suggests their trip to Goodison Park ought to be an entertaining affair.
Only the bottom four clubs are conceding more goals than Albion, who are shipping at an alarming rate of 1.9 goals per game in the Premier League. They boast endless firepower themselves so it’s perhaps no surprise that both teams have scored in each of their last 14 top-flight fixtures.
Roberto de Zerbi’s men are winless in four games in the Premier League but that’s a sequence which includes games against top-five rivals Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool.
There is no crisis at the Amex but their scorelines are getting harder and harder to predict.
Last season Brighton won 4-1 at Goodison; four months later Everton won 5-1 at the Amex. The safest option, especially in an accumulator, has to be both teams to score.
Sheffield United v Wolves (15:00)
The misery goes on for Sheffield United, now the only team in the top flight without a win.
Last week they were thrashed 5-0 at Arsenal, a ninth defeat in 10 games which makes you wonder where the next points are going to come from.
Wolves are no Arsenal but they are masters in the art of playing away from home – seven of their 12 points have come on the road – and they should be too slick, too clinical at Bramall Lane.
Gary O’Neil’s men are unbeaten in five in the league, a run which includes that magnificent 2-1 win over Man City, and that’s the kind of form the Yorkshire side can’t get close to matching. A bet on the visitors at evens looks obvious.
Brentford v West Ham (15:00)
West Ham ended a four-game winless run in style on Wednesday with a 3-1 success over Arsenal in the League Cup, the kind of result that can change a season.
It isn’t as though the Hammers were in a crisis but they did need a quick response to the 1-0 loss at home to Everton, and they duly delivered.
Always happy to play away, and always happy to play on the counter, take them to catch out Brentford and land nice odds of 23/10.